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[free-kwuh nt-lee] /ˈfri kwənt li/
often; many times; at short intervals.
Origin of frequently
First recorded in 1525-35; frequent + -ly
repeatedly. See often. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She had been taught that love was always a weakness, and only too frequently a sin.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • It was true that the Dean's office was frequently absorbed by problems of his making.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • "Because I wear red so frequently," she replied indifferently.

    The Silver Butterfly Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • He is frequently accompanied by a partner, who will add to his warmth and comfort.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Hyphenation inconsistencies have been standardized to most frequently used.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
Word Origin and History for frequently

1530s, from frequent (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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